That kind of annual gain adds up fast. A $50,000 investment earning 28% every 9 months would be worth $216,000 after just 60 months -- or about the time it takes most people to pay off a car loan.
But that wasn't the end of the winning ways. Year three of our experiment saw more winners with returns of 29%... 42%... and 49% to name a few.
And the winning ways continue to this day. Since implementing this strategy, an amazing 85% of all our closed stock trades have put money in people's wallets.
Of course by law I can't guarantee this rapid growth will continue forever...
But just think -- while America lost its AAA credit rating... developed countries the world over struggled with high unemployment rates and lofty debt burdens... and the market swung up and down... this strategy lined the pockets of everyday investors just like you roughly 85% of the time.
This strategy trounced the market in good times... like when it guided me to IBM before it jumped nearly 50%... while the S&P struggled to reach 15%.
And it's ignored the market in bad times... like when the 12-minute strategy led me to HOGS -- a pick that handed us a 27% gain while the S&P plunged -5%.
No matter what's been happening in the market, I've used this investment strategy to find a winner.
In fact, a few months ago I used this strategy to buy shares of a company off of everyone's radar.
This company is putting parts of the travel industry in a panic, and is now
threatening to disrupt the auto industry as well, yet it's still trading at a
I'll give you all the details on this soaring company in just a minute.
Just know that using this 12-minute strategy has paid off handsomely for many regular investors. For instance...
W.E.W. said, "I have been investing with [this strategy] for about 18 months and in that time we have only had one loser. Every other pick I have sold for a 25%-45% gain. [This strategy] has a way of picking one stock that will beat the market. I recommend."
After using the 12-minute strategy for just a year, Cathy K. said "I have profited on every [stock] that I have purchased. I sold HOGS and SBH which I purchased and sold at your recommendation and made over $4,000."
A man who simply identified himself as Jim said "This is the best.... Consistent winners. Have never seen anything like it. I'll hold onto this one."
Amazing, isn't it?
And considering how simple the 12-minute strategy is, you could be making the same kinds of gains while traveling the world.
Plus, with this strategy you get to enjoy your money now. The average holding period is less than a year, so you don't have to wait forever for your stocks to go up.
So how exactly does the 12-minute strategy work? And how can you start using it today?
Let me show you...
Why You May Never Invest the Hard Way Again
My name is Amy Calistri.
I'm a Chief Investment Strategist for StreetAuthority, an investment research firm serving more than two million readers in 175 countries around the world.
Since opening our doors in 2001, we've quickly become one of America's largest independent investment research firms.
We now have offices in Maryland and Texas, along with researchers in New York, Louisiana, Vancouver and California to name a few places.
Readers of our nationally syndicated research include employees of some of Wall Street's biggest players, including Merrill Lynch, JPMorgan, Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley.
That's in addition to readers at Harvard, Yale, and MIT. We even have subscribers who work at the U.S. House of Representatives.
We spend literally millions of dollars every year to give our readers great investments ideas... the kinds of opportunities you won't find anywhere else.
Looking back over just the past few years, we have discovered some unique and very profitable opportunities for investors. For example:
But probably our most important piece of research is what I'm showing you right now -- how to find the best stocks on the market in just 12 minutes a month.
You see, most people think that they need to find the next "hot" stock. They read every financial website out there, and watch every financial channel in search of a "can't miss" investment.
That's why I created a strategy to help you find winning stocks. With all the market turbulence-- and with all the noise and opinions you're bombarded with daily -- using this time-tested, proven 12-minute strategy could be one of the best investment decisions you ever make.
As I'll show you, I've been using and perfecting this strategy my entire life. I used it when I was 24 to make enough money for the down payment on my first home. I used it to land triple-digit gains up to 620%. I've used it in bear markets, bull markets, recessions, and booms. And in every one of these markets it's helped me... and thousands of others... find winners.
After using this strategy personally for 30 years, I firmly believe it could help you, too. Let me show you how it works so you can decide for yourself...
Billionaire Man Who Predicted Lehman Brothers Collapse Uses Amazingly Simple Strategy
If you haven't seen David Einhorn's name in the news, it's only a matter of time before you do. Einhorn has won millions at the poker table. But Einhorn's hedge fund gets the credit for generating his $1.25 billion net worth.
Among other things, Einhorn is known for predicting Lehman Brothers downfall, a full year before the investment bank became the biggest bankruptcy in U.S. history. But if you look deeper, you'll quickly see that there's another reason Einhorn is rich. When our research staff looked into his investments, we found an investing secret that most people overlook.
Same thing for California multi-millionaire Richard Blum. He's married to Senator Dianne Feinstein, and serves on the board of seven companies. According to The Wall Street Journal, since founding Blum Capital in 1975, his investments "helped make him a fortune."
Once again, after looking into his portfolio, it turns out Mr. Blum shares the same secret as Mr. Einhorn.
And they're not the only ones...
Edward Lampert went from being the son of a Saks 5th Avenue clerk to the 125th-richest American. He founded ESL investments in 1988 and has averaged approximately 25% annual returns since then. After a little digging, we discovered that Lampert uses this same simple strategy too.
These superstar investors... and many others across the country... all share this little-known secret: with thousands and thousands of stocks at their disposal, they choose to hold just a handful.
According to SEC filings, David Einhorn, Richard Blum and Edward Lampert tend to manage portfolios of roughly a dozen stocks.
The same goes for Warren Buffett and Bill Gates.
Warren Buffett's Trick to Making Billions
Warren Buffett's top five holdings make up 76% of the equity portfolio of his giant investment firm, Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-B). Bill Gates' top investment -- worth $8 billion -- makes up 46% of the stock portfolio he set up for his nonprofit foundation.
Why do Buffett, Gates, and all these other big shot investors only hold a small group of stocks?
Buffett calls it the "LeBron James analogy." He says, "If you have basketball phenom LeBron James on your team, don't take him out of the game just to make room for someone else.... It's crazy to put money into your 20th choice rather than your 1st choice."
That concentrated approach bears fruit. Anyone with the good sense to invest $10,000 in Warren Buffett's partnership at its inception in 1956 (and to transfer into Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway at the partnership's termination) would be sitting on an astonishing $484 million today -- after all fees and expenses.
It makes sense if you think about it. If you only hold a few stocks, you pay extra attention to an investment when it's a big part of your portfolio. You conduct more research and due diligence to reach a comfort level.
Just like Warren Buffett and the others, the first part of my strategy is holding a small number of stocks. Of course, the stocks are diversified across many different sectors, but I don't water down my portfolio.
At any given time, I hold about 12 stocks. And I hold each one for about a year -- long enough to produce outsized returns... and short enough to take advantage of the next big opportunity. . Peter Lynch, the famous fund manager for Fidelity Magellan in the 1980s, agrees with holding around 12 stocks.
He said, "The average person can concentrate on a few good companies.... By owning too many stocks, you lose this advantage of concentration. It only takes a handful of big winners to make a lifetime of investing worthwhile." He recommends that everyday investors hold "8-12 companies."
Mr. Lynch knows what he's talking about. During his tenure at Fidelity from 1977 to 1990, the fund grew from $18 million to $14 billion in assets, and averaged a 29% annual return.
Since I implemented the 12-minute strategy on a large scale nearly four years ago, 85% of my closed trades have delivered gains. To quote Peter Lynch again, he said, "In this business, if you're good, you're right six out of ten. You're never going to be right nine out of ten."
Mr. Lynch might be correct. However, with this strategy, you can get pretty close to nine out of ten.
How to Get Through 50-Plus Hours of Research
Minimum "Outside" Inspection
To choose a stock, I start by inspecting the "outside" world. This involves researching at least 31 different economic indicators that would make most people's eyes glaze over. (Don't worry; you don't have to remember all or any of these.)
One of my goals is to uncover a trend that the market hasn't discovered yet. I study things like electricity production growth in China, the spot price of coffee, the relative value of the euro, the growth of advertising spending during presidential election cycles, and fluctuations in the Consumer Price Index, to name a few.
A few months ago I even spent several weeks delving into how much money is spent each year on Halloween costumes -- for pets.
I study page after page of data. Then I study a few pages more. I analyze, dissect, scrutinize, and number-crunch for hours, days, weeks and sometimes months. The truth is with how fast the world moves today, I never really stop.
I search and search until I finally have an "aha" moment. This happens when I've found a market disconnect. Bells start going off in my head, like they did in 2009 when I noticed the huge increase in FBI background checks for potential gun owners. Gun stocks were already soaring. But for some reason, Wall Street forgot that gun owners also buy ammunition. In 11 months, that small disconnect resulted in a 58% profit for my subscribers..
Finding this disconnect is a big step toward finding a winning stock.
But in reality, it's only 31 of the 54 points of inspection. It's just the "outside" inspection.
Next, I dive deep into...
I still have to find the right stock through my "inside" inspection. This is where the research kicks into high gear.
Minimum "Inside" Inspection
Management Track Record
Before I buy shares of any company, I look deep "inside" the numbers... inside the analyst opinions... and inside every SEC filing just to name a few. All told, I run a company through 23 unique points of "inside" inspection.
This proprietary inspection method covers everything -- from its PEG ratio to its quarterly sales growth over the past five years to what employees eat for lunch. Seriously.
This inspection takes weeks (or more), and rejects 99.99% of companies.
It's kept me and my readers away from every single Wall Street IPO flop, like the Groupons (Nasdaq: GRPN) and Zyngas (NYSE: ZNGA) of the world. And of course it's prevented me from recommending colossal disasters like J.C.Penney (NYSE: JCP) and Blackberry (Nasdaq: BBRY) before they nosedived.
It's also helped me see gains of 620%, as I'll show you.
Once I've rejected 99.99% of stocks and narrowed it down to just a few, I'm still not finished. I compare the remaining stocks against each other. I pick apart their growth in earnings-per-share, credit rating, earnings outlook, payout ratio, long-term debt and more.
Then I go even deeper. I dig into their annual reports and SEC filings. I've also been known to survey a company's clients over the phone, and make surprise visits to company stores to check out merchandise and eavesdrop on both customers and employees (which led to a 58% gain detailed below).
At this point, I know just about everything humanly possible to know about the remaining stocks. I'm finally ready to choose just one.
Well, almost ready...
I check one more time to make sure the stock I like best lines up perfectly with the market conditions of the day. If it does, then I finally have my stock.
I buy it. And I watch its share price go up almost every time.
What's great about the "inside-out" inspection is that the stock you buy has a high probability of catching an updraft. That's the power of connecting the stock with what's happening in the outside world.
Of course, this means you may have to sit on a stock for a while until the conditions are right for it to launch, but it's almost always worth the wait.
Let me give you one of my favorite real-life examples...
As I analyzed the "outside" world in late 2009, unemployment was high and rising, and many retailers were seeing double-digit sales decreases. One thing was clear: consumers were looking for ways to save money.
So I went searching for a recession-proof company that would hold up well in tough times.
You may be surprised, but cosmetic companies have done amazingly well during tough times. For example, lipstick sales actually rose during the Great Depression and during the 2001 recession.
In 2009, this was proving true again. Several beauty supply companies were growing, including Sally's Beauty Holdings (NYSE: SBH), a retailer with about 3,800 locations. I looked "inside" Sally's and quickly saw that the "inside" of the company lined up with the "outside" world.
Sally's passed at least a dozen points of my inspection with flying colors. It was, and still is, the Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) of beauty supply stores, which is exactly where people turn when money's tight. It had multiple streams of revenue. It was also one of the few companies tapping into the fast-growing ethnic hair segment.
And that wasn't all. From the previous year, same-store sales had increased. Adjusted net earnings were up 22.5%. And gross profit as a percentage of net sales had increased to 47.2% -- up 60 basis points from the previous year. More pluses.
Another plus was insider buying. When I searched for insider buying on my Bloomberg research terminal (which costs $2,000/month), I discovered that, overall, insider buying was scarce. Across the market insider sales were over 30 times more prevalent than insider buying.
That's where Sally's differed. Of all stocks trading on U.S. exchanges that were at least medium-sized, SBH was one of only 24 stocks that saw insider ownership grow. Not only that, according to SEC filings, Sally's insiders bought 10 times more than the amount of shares they sold.
As icing on the cake, the company was one of the cheapest in the sector.
I recommended the stock on October 29, 2009. I told my readers that I was buying shares on November 3rd. A month later, I saw another buying opportunity and told investors I was doubling my stake in SBH on December 3rd.
When I sold the stock less than a year later, those who followed my recommendation got a 58% gain. The S&P 500 only gained 6.4% during the same period.
A perfect example of the "inside-out" inspection at work.
As a side note, I should add that the same day I introduced my readers to SBH, I also told them about another beauty supply company, Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance (Nasdaq: ULTA).
Three years after that recommendation, the stock had soared 486.6%.
A simple $10,000 investment in ULTA would have turned into $48,660 in three years. That's enough money to remodel the kitchen, buy a brand-new car, or save up for retirement.
All thanks to the 54 Point "inside-out" inspection.
The good news is this strategy continues to work today. I found another stock that could be ready to explode. The inside and outside have finally aligned. This company's gained over 100% in the past year and delivered a big blow to travel companies. Now it's threatening to shake up the auto industry, and make investors a handsome return in the process.
While many diverse companies have reported disappointing earnings this year
-- from IBM to Pfizer to Caterpillar -- this company is doing exceptionally
It's beating earnings estimates, growing revenue by double-digits, and has competitors blaming it for their failures.
What's more, it's largely overlooked. It's still trading at a bargain, despite the fact that there are three reasons it should continue to outperform the market in the near future.
First, this company is a car rental company. And while you probably haven't heard it discussed in the media, the major players in this industry have quietly been consolidating. Three companies now control roughly 94% of the U.S. market.
With fewer competitors, there is less pressure to keep prices low. That's why Expedia -- an online travel company -- is blaming car rental companies for its decline.
It used to make a lot of money offering rental car services at a discount. But now rental car companies have more pricing power now and few discounts are available.
Second, most analysts across the board have been reducing expectations of late. But travel is the one area where the expectations have been upwardly revised. That's great news for my favorite car rental company, since more travel means more people renting cars.
Third, my car rental pick is finding new ways to make money -- whether people travel or not.
It's starting to tap the growing number of people that don't own cars but need one to run errands or pick up groceries.
It now lets customers rent cars by the hour in six U.S. cities -- for as little as $5 an hour.
Short-term rentals and car sharing are still a small part of its overall revenues. But these programs are growing.
There are now car sharing programs in at least 27 countries and five continents, and more are popping up every year. As they grow, they could eventually eliminate a large percentage of cars on the road.
That could be a serious long-term threat to car manufacturers.
Now, that probably won't happen overnight. But either way, short-term car rentals should continue to be strong during challenging economic times.
For all these reasons, I believe that Hertz Global Holdings (NYSE: HTZ) is one of the best investments for today's market.
Like I said, the company's share price has been on the move, rising over 100% in the past year. But it's still a bargain.
It's forward P/E ratio is around 10. By comparison, Proctor and Gamble, a stodgy consumer staples company, has a ratio near 19.
That means Proctor and Gamble (NYSE: PG) is nearly twice as expensive as Hertz, even though it's only projected to grow about 8% a year, while Hertz is expected to grow more than 20% a year.
Bottom line: Hertz's growth is a bargain. I'm taking advantage of it as we speak, and I think you should too.
But that's not all. In addition to Hertz, I've found two other companies that could do just as well.
Stock #1: The Most Unconventional Stock on the Market.
Because of its unique business model, this retail company profits in both good markets and bad.
In challenging economic times, it attracts new customers who are looking for high-quality products at lower costs. By the time economic conditions improve, its new customers have become loyal fans.
Thanks to its uniqueness, this company's been a stalwart over the last 10 years. Shares have risen an average of nearly 30% a year compared to the S&P's 6% return. In May 2004, the company started paying a dividend, which has already grown 180%.
I initially recommended this stock in May 2012, and it's already returned about 40%. But as I keep watching it, all signs indicate that the gains are far from over. It continues to beat Wall Street expectations, and earnings and revenue are still growing by double-digits. I recently doubled-down on the stock, and I believe it has a lot of room to grow.
And I'm not the only one. Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway owns 4.3 million shares.
Speaking of Warren Buffett, he shares a lot in common with another man
revered in the financial world -- David Einhorn.
Like Buffett, Einhorn likes to invest in companies with understandable business models. He also likes to get a bargain, and he always takes a long, hard look at a company's management team before he invests a dime in its stock.
Einhorn also has a Buffett-like track record. Since launching his hedge fund in 1996, it's returned roughly 20% per year. Buffett's long-term track record is slightly less, although over a much longer time period.
Unfortunately, it's hard for retail investors to get in on Einhorn's hedge fund. By law, hedge funds can't have over 100 investors. And needless to say, Einhorn's funds are highly sought after. Also, you'd have to put up at least $1 million.
However, I've found a simple way for retail investors to get the benefit of Einhorn's strategy without joining his hedge fund.
You see, Einhorn also directs the investment portfolio of a reinsurance company.
I won't bore you with the specifics of reinsurance companies. What's important to know is that they are like the insurance company for insurance companies. Warren Buffett's company, Berkshire Hathaway, is a reinsurance company.
And while virtually everybody knows about Warren Buffett's reinsurance company, most have never heard of Einhorn's. It only trades around 100,000 shares a day -- about 40 times less than Berkshire Hathaway -- and it's rarely mentioned on CNBC or other news outlets.
However, with Einhorn at the helm, its future should be nothing but bright.
Following Buffett's approach, Einhorn puts every stock he invests in through a rigorous screening process. And much like Warren Buffett, he focuses in only on the most attractive investments at the time.
This approach brought Einhorn and his followers billions of dollars during one of the worst decades in financial history. Now he boasts one of the best track records on Wall Street.
If history is any guide, investing alongside him could be one of the best decisions you make today.
I give you the name and ticker symbol of this company, and the others I've mentioned today in my newest in-depth research report -- Amy Calistri's Top Three Stocks to Buy Now. You can get this report immediately. I'll explain how in a minute.
There's no charge for this report. All I ask is that you examine the service I set up to send out my favorite stock pick every month. It's called Stock of the Month. When you take a look at it, you will receive Amy Calistri's Top Three Stocks to Buy Now, plus several other reports absolutely free.
Before you decide if it's right for you, I should tell you a bit more about how this strategy works.
As I said, my name is Amy Calistri. I've been following the market for as long as I can remember.
My interest started when I was just a kid, helping my dad review his investments on Saturday mornings.
In my late teens I went off to Columbia where I earned a degree in chemical engineering. But even with my demanding curriculum, I somehow found time to study the market. This paid off quickly.
Shortly after graduating, I bought my first stocks. Two years later, at age 24, I made the down payment on my first house with the profits.
Unlike most analysts, I am not a Wall Street "insider." I spent more than two decades working in the private sector, honing my understanding of how businesses function. My diverse business background taught me how to read between the lines on a balance sheet, often seeing what others miss.
This came in handy just last year...
During my tenure at IBM, there was one quarter when "Big Blue" knew it was going to come up short on its earnings. This would undoubtedly cause the share price to drop. So the company figured if it was going to miss, it was going to miss big. The company proceeded to cram every write-down, charge, and new investment into that quarter.
In June 2012, I recognized a similar pattern with Nike (NYSE: NKE). Nike's share price had dropped because it had missed earnings. But after reading the company's numbers carefully, it appeared to me that Nike had crammed an inordinate amount of losses into one quarter, just like IBM had years earlier.
The company had taken a $24 million restructuring charge, accelerated its research and development spending, and settled a customs fee that had been lingering for four years. Not a typical Nike quarter.
I immediately doubled-down on the stock. It jumped 10% in less than a month.
But that doesn't begin to rival another gain my private sector experience provided...
Throughout the 1990s, I worked for a consulting group as a senior economic consultant. Many of the cases I worked on involved the pricing of oil and gas leases.
In 1999, I was invited to speak at a conference in New York. While there, I struck up a conversation with two fellow attendees who also happened to work in the oil and gas business.
At the time, oil was $20 a barrel. Natural gas was trading at just $2.50 per thousand cubic feet. Analysts were convinced that energy prices were headed lower, predicting $10 a barrel oil before long.
The Economist magazine even went so far as to say that "$10 [per barrel] might actually be too optimistic. We may be heading for $5."
I didn't see it that way, and neither did these two oilmen. U.S. GDP growth was running above 4%. The Internet was booming, and energy-intensive server farms were sprouting up around the country. And new natural gas-burning power plants were coming online fast.
After talking to my newfound friends, I was even more convinced that energy prices would go up. So I put my Roth IRA into Burlington Resources -- a company with huge natural gas reserves, which was subsequently bought out by ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP). I sold off a good portion of my initial stake by early 2008, but all told, I'm up more than 620% on my investment to date.
While I'm proud of my gains, I'm most proud of the losses I minimized during the 2008 market crash.
Back in 2007, I sold off a number of my stock holdings. At that time, the subprime mortgage crisis had started to unfold, and a few lenders were already lining up for bankruptcy. But most analysts were predicting the problem would stay isolated to the financial sector.
I didn't buy it. Even as the market continued to climb higher, I put a big chunk of my portfolio in bank certificates of deposit (CDs) and a Treasury fund. Initially, my friends thought I was crazy. But after their portfolios lost most of their value when the S&P 500 Index dropped 54% from January 2008 to March 2009, they wished they'd been as crazy.
My remaining equities took some losses during the crash. But I made a little money on my CDs. My Treasury bond fund had a healthy return of 22% when all was said and done. And those investments provided me with plenty of "dry powder" to invest back in the market near its 2009 bottom.
All these experiences and many more helped me fine-tune and perfect my investment strategy. After 30 years, it became clear that a small, focused portfolio coupled with a stringent "inside-out" inspection is the key to finding winning stocks.
So I decided to share my investment strategy with the investment community. That's why I've put my latest research in my report, Amy Calistri's Top 3 Stocks to Buy Now.
To claim your copy, with full details and profiles of all 3 stocks, I only ask that you try a trial subscription to my monthly advisory -- Stock of the Month.
This newsletter offers one of the simplest ways to beat the market. Using my "inside-out" strategy, each month I buy one stock, and sell one stock. This keeps my portfolio small and lets me focus on each stock like a hawk.
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These securities are some of the most popular on the market. Glowing articles are written about them every day. They're constantly praised on TV. You might even have one of these in your portfolio right now. Consider yourself warned: these investments are dangerous.
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For one, most newsletters have a hypothetical portfolio. Not Stock of the Month.
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You'll get a link to our monthly statement in every issue of Stock of the Month. You'll see exactly how well we're doing -- after commissions -- with zero BS.
It's a matter of principle with me. I invest alongside my subscribers. If I'm not comfortable buying a stock, then I'm not going to recommend it.
And you'll not only mirror my performance, you might well beat it...
That's because I always wait 48 hours after I recommend a trade before I buy it for my own portfolio. With an advanced warning, you can beat me to the punch.
The bottom line is that you don't have to be right 100% of the time -- no one is. And you don't have to perfectly time the tops and the bottoms. As the stocks I've shown you prove, all it takes to outperform the market is a simple investment strategy. That's what Stock of the Month is all about.
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Before 1986, this hidden world of profits and riches was well outside the reach of public investors.
Behind-the-scenes deals made inside investors tens of thousands of dollars... in some cases millions. In those days, the only way to get a piece of the pie was to know the right person.
But I've discovered a way for you to legally and safely tap into these kinds of private deals... in many cases long before Wall Street or public investors hear about them.
Let me give you an example the kinds of opportunities I'm talking about...
Gazelle is a private company that recycles old computers, especially iMacs and other Apple gadgets. They have grown by over 1,094%.
Then there is Peerless Network. This private company provides network capacity to some of the largest telecommunications companies in the United States. Between 2008 and 2011, Peerless Network grew its revenues by 3,068%.
Some of the fastest growing companies are privately held. But under an unusual government loophole, there is a way that investors can get a stake in these private companies.
For instance, when a group of private equity firms bought Drilling Info Inc., one lucky investor cashed out with a 58.3% return. But by law, this investor had to share 90% of its private deal profits with people like you and me. You see this investor wasn't an individual. It was a special kind of company expressly set up to share private company wealth with public company investors.
Without this little-known "90% Rule," private companies -- and the profits generated from private deals -- would be hard for pubic investors to access. But private deals don't have to be hidden from you once you know a little-known investment secret...
The good news is this...
To take advantage of these situations, you must know two things:
First, obviously there aren't a lot of special companies being compelled to hand over their profits. So, which ones are?
Second, not all of the "90% Rule" companies are good investments. Which of these unique companies are good investments now?
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